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Poster: SoggeeJohnson Date: Mar 5, 2009 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: one for Pig today



Grateful Dead
Capitol Theater
Port Chester, NY

Source: 7" two track BBD reel w/ Dolby A @ 7 1/2 ips > PCM501ES (beta) > PCM501ES analog out > Dolby A decoder > Apogee filter > analog in PCMF1/PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 @ 48 kHz > WBOTB Master DAT (DAT-1).
Original WBOTB DATs procured & circulated in 1996 by Jace Crouch and Tim Deibert.
Thanks to trailmix for providing the lineaged master DAT for transfer.

Transfer and mastering:
Jace's DAT (48 KHz) playback on Sony PCM-R500, AES digital output > Benchmark DAC1, XLR analog output > Grace Lunatec V3, sample rate at 96 KHz, AES digiout) > AES digital input, professional mode/sync - LynxTwo soundcard in E6400 dual core processor-based PC > HD as 24 bit/96 KHz WAV > Ozone 3.0 > MBIT+ dithering to 16/44.1 KHz WAV > CDWAV 1.9 (tracking) > FLAC (level 8). Recording, editing and mastering with Wavelab 5.0. All cables were Mogami Gold 0.3m pro-audio XLR cables. All components in the transfer/mastering chain were powered from a Cyberpower 1285AVR noise-attenuated uninterruptible AC power supply. Transfer and mastering by Chris L.
Seeded by the Green Mountain Bros. at, May 2007.

Disc I - Set I
01 Bertha*
02 Truckin'
03 It Hurts Me Too
04 Loser*
05 Greatest Story Ever Told* >
06 Johnny B. Goode
07 Mama Tried
08 Hard To Handle
09 Dark Star >
10 Wharf Rat* >
11 "Beautiful Jam" >
12 Dark Star >
13 Me & My Uncle

Disc II - Set II
01 Chandelier incident
02 Casey Jones
03 Playin' In The Band*
04 Me And Bobby McGee
05 Candyman
06 Big Boss Man
07 Sugar Magnolia
08 Saint Stephen >
09 Not Fade Away >
10 Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad >
11 Not Fade Away >
12 Uncle John's Band

*First public performance.
- d2t08: Reel flip at 04:48 of "Saint Stephen" crossfaded.
- Approximately 1:39 were removed from the lengthy dead space/tuning preceding "Loser" allowing the entire first set to fit on a single 80 minute disc, while keeping in Bob's "Second oldest ritual" comment... that's a fact....
- Intermittent faint audible artifacts/pops were attenuated using manual pencil redraw under high magnification. These were retrospectively found on all other circulating recordings from this performance. They were most abundant at the beginning of "Dark Star" and also at the start of "Wharf Rat". There are a few spots still remaining in "Wharf Rat" that are just too embedded to get out - sounds like minor transient peak distortion.
- The notorious broad-peaked high pitched whine centered 8000-8100 KHz range was removed using a digital paragraphic equalizer (Waves Q6) with 2 narrow/notch bands (Q set maximal @ 100, -12 dB) set at just under and over 8000K for the first reel and just under and over 8100KHz for the last 3 reels. Previously circulating sources either used a wider band filter or a noise reduction approach performed on low bit/sample rate files which yields suboptimal results. All processing on this transcription was performed at 24/96 resulting in a much smoother transparent sound.

This post was modified by SoggeeJohnson on 2009-02-18 21:34:07

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Mar 5, 2009 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: one for Pig today


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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 5, 2009 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: one for Pig today

Fantastic and historic show. A beautiful and haunting introduction to Wharf Rat. One of my sentimental favorites.

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Poster: beijingscene Date: Mar 5, 2009 9:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: one for Pig today